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T-lymphocyte Activation

  1. Richard V Parry1,
  2. Stephen G Ward2

Published Online: 23 SEP 2005

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0001184

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How to Cite

Parry, R. V. and Ward, S. G. 2005. T-lymphocyte Activation. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, University of Bath, Bath, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, University of Bath, Bath, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 SEP 2005

Abstract

T-lymphocyte activation refers to the set of biochemical events triggered by interaction of the T-cell antigen receptor with foreign antigen. Activation culminates in the secretion of IL-2, an autocrine growth factor for T cells.

Keywords:

  • TCR;
  • SMAC;
  • phosphoinositides